Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 03, issue 15?volume=03&nr=15&cookieChecked=1

 
Volunteering for other duties Publication date: 25.04.2005
Article database » Manual handling » Risk assessment
You’ve hit a busy period and despite extra staff, could do with more help in your warehouse. The work isn’t heavy, so you’re tempted to ask some less busy staff to help out. What liability issues should you consider first?
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The low-down on near-misses Publication date: 25.04.2005
Article database » Accident management/reporting » Near miss
A colleague has asked you about your procedures for recording near-misses, but you’re not sure what he’s talking about. What are they and how could recording them help reduce your potential liability?
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Recording work-related road accidents Publication date: 25.04.2005
Article database » Accident management/reporting » RIDDOR
Police accident records change. According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), the forms used by police forces to record road traffic accidents have changed. This is to allow the investigating officer to record if the journey was work-related or not. Whilst this already happens in some police forces, it will be introduced on...
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Not a safe workplace Publication date: 25.04.2005
Article database » Working at height » Ladders
Prosecutions involving falls from ladders tend to focus on their use as a means of access. However, a recent case concentrates on the risks of using them as a workplace. In light of new regulations, what should you be aware of?
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Safety for the disabled Publication date: 25.04.2005
Article database » Policies & Records » Checklist
Applying the Disability Discrimination Act has a range of potential safety implications for employers like you. So why not use our checklist to help you identify and manage the key problem areas?
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Selecting scaffolders Publication date: 25.04.2005
Article database » Working at height » Scaffolding
You need to have some work carried out which will require scaffolding. As the premises occupier, what should you look for when selecting scaffolders and what key safety issues should be addressed before work starts?
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Religion v safety Publication date: 25.04.2005
Article database » H&S management » Employee
You employ a multi-racial workforce in your factory and have received lots of leave requests for a religious festival. Granting them all could jeopardise safety standards, so what’s the legal position and how do you deal with requests?
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Attacking the claims culture Publication date: 25.04.2005
Article database » Accident management/reporting » Personal injury
The blame society. For many businesses, the growth of “no win, no fee” style litigation has meant some unwelcome changes in how health and safety needs to be managed. For example, you may find yourself investing extra time and resources in either fending off dubious compensation claims or in producing lengthy paper trails to cover your company’s...
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Kill Bill appears - finally Publication date: 25.04.2005
Article database » Enforcement authorities » Corporate Manslaughter
After eight years, the government has introduced a draft Corporate Manslaughter bill. But do you have as much to fear from its penalties as originally thought?
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